I just snagged a Raytek ST60 XB pistol-grip IR thermometer a couple of weeks ago based on this excellent advice. Quite a bit less expensive than the Flukes- unfortunately, they may be phasing out the Raytek line (?) and if so I would suspect profit/greed.
It is a great tool. THANK YOU BITOG FAMILY for the advice!!!!!
Raytec or Fluke, either is # 1.
The dropping of the Raytec name...is this a national problem now, created by GM ???
This, IMO, is not good.
I have a HF which works OK and is less costly as well. And these heat thermometers have so may uses.
I know which walls are insulated and which are not..
I have a Raytek and love it. I purchased mine on Amazon. I have a coal stove and have been wanting to check temps on exterior of it for a while. This model works great and has a nice wide range of temps.
I have the MT6: http://www.raytek.com/Raytek/en-r0/Produ...eld/Default.htm
If you're looking to pick on up for occaisional use and don't want to spend that $$$$$, look on Harbor Freight at thier Cen-tec. It's cheaper and probably works just as well. My Raytek was manufactured in China (as most IR thermometers are). Just some more food for thought.